Thankyou Letter

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Thankyou Letter

Thankyou Letter Earlier this month, it was my sons birthday.  He turned 13.  A teenager. To be fair he has been practicing for this roll for at least 2 years.  In my 13 years as a parent, I have been made well aware: Teenagers like hard cash. They do not like writing thankyou letters. As I am still in charge … Read More

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Painted Vase DIY

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Painted Vase DIY

Painted Vase DIY Great news:  One of the best shapes and sizes for this painted vase DIY is a large nuttela jar. Yay!  Great excuse to break out the chocolately spread whenever you feel like it. (As if an excuse was required). These are perfect for gifting a simple bunch of flowers cut from my garden – though as I’m not the … Read More

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Giant Folding Card DIY With Instructions

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DIY Giant Card

Giant Folding Card DIY With Instructions Who wouldn’t love to receive this giant folding card? – It’s larger than you can hold in your outstretched arms, and can be made with any message you want. Abbi made this for the birthday of a very close friend in her class. Materials Large sheet of thick paper or card (we used A3 watercolour … Read More

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Pickled Radish Recipe

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Pickled Radish

Pickled Radish The humble radish is everywhere just now.  My pinterest and instagram feeds abound with glorious coloured pink red and orange bulbs.  They are not a vegetable I use very often – (because the rest of my family hate them)…..but they are so pretty, I am determined to change their minds. Radish are closely related to turnips, mustard and horseradish – so … Read More

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Onion and Celery Salt Recipe

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Onion and Celery Salt Recipe

Onion and Celery Salt Recipe Why would you want to make celery salt? Mr PSGC asked innocently enough.     Umm why wouldn’t you?  Celery salt is like magic dust sprinkled over salads and soups.  It can elevate a humble tomato to a gourmet experience, and don’t get me started on what it can do to a boiled egg.  I made this … Read More

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